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Photo on the Run: Salisbury Swiss Steak at Scott’s Inn - just like eating at home.

Photo on the Run: Salisbury Swiss Steak at Scott’s Inn - just like eating at home.

Photo on the Run:  Korean Radish Cube Kimchi Kaktugi at Cornerstone Lunch Buffet

Photo on the Run: Korean Radish Cube Kimchi Kaktugi at Cornerstone Lunch Buffet

Photo on the Run: BBQ Pork and Garlic Ocean Ramen Bowls with Extra Noodles. I loved the Garlic Ocean Ramen, it is so far my most favourite Ramen served at Tiger Ramen. Try the Sea Salt broth, it is amazing.  We were the first to show up when their doors opened at 11:45 am but within 10 minutes, thus place was packed to capacity. I think the secret is out!

Photo on the Run:  More photos from the All-You-Can-Eat Lunch Buffet at Nishino Sushi.

Nishino Sushi

Kamloops, BC

Yes, we drive to Westsyde for Sushi!   Of all places in Kamloops, Westsyde is not somewhere we would have thought of driving to eat at a restaurant let alone, eat at a Japanese restaurant.   Nishino Sushi has changed all that for us as we have already been there twice and both times, we were super impressed by their efficient courteous service and the above average all you can eat (AYCE) lunch items that do not bottom out our wallets.  

Nishino Sushi’s AYCE lunch costs $10.95 and the AYCE dinner costs $19.95 per person.  As we have been there twice already, we have a lot of photos to share and too many to fit into one Tumblr post.  A separate post will contain photos of their menu and more photos.

In this post, I’ll let the photos speak for themselves.  We will definitely drive all the way from Sahali to Westsyde as we feel, Nishino Sushi is well worth the the drive for all-you-can-eat Japanese food.  If you live in Westsyde, consider yourself very lucky to have an establishment of this caliber right in your neighbourhood.  I know Westsyder’s have been lobbying for a Tim Hortons but until such time you get coffee and donuts in Westsyde, embrace Nishino Sushi and eat sushi instead.  

Nishino Sushi on Urbanspoon

Hello Toast

Kamloops, BC

We have walked past Hello Toast so many times but have never ventured inside until today.    A member on my Facebook Page had commented that he was surprised that I had never eaten at Hello Toast so we made it a point to pay a visit for lunch.  

We had one hour to eat as that was what we paid the new parking meters in downtown Kamloops.  As always, the place was packed but we were able to find a table quite easily.  When we saw the restaurant busy, we couldn’t help wonder if we were going to be able to get away in time before our parking time expires.  We were about to find out.

The menu at Hello Toast contained something for everyone, ranging from Breakfast, Soups, Sandwiches, Burgers to Rice Bowls.  The eye-catching specials board is quite a piece of art.  You can also find their Daily Specials online at their Facebook Page but it is not as fun as checking out their board.  

But after all that, we ordered from their menu.  I ordered the Coco Chicken Curry Bowl with Brown Rice.  My beautiful iLove2Shop felt like having a soup as a meal so she ordered the appropriately named Soup as a Meal.  She picked the African Yam Peanut which was accompanied by Sun Dried Tomato and Asiago Cheese wraps for dipping.  

In the Coco Chicken Curry Bowl, a generous portion of succulent chicken pieces cooked in a coconut curry broth that was delicious, creamy and spicy enough for my taste buds.  I especially appreciated that the carrots, jicama and peppers were crunchy and not overcooked.   I don’t usually eat a lot of brown rice but I’m starting to think that I should order them more as it is more healthier than white rice.   The African Yam Peanut soup was satisfying rich, creamy in texture and was just the warm comforting lunch needed for a cold winter Kamloops day in February.  This combination of sweet and spicy was just right.  

It took us a long time to check out Hello Toast but won’t be long before we return as this place has caught our attention.  I saw someone eating the Eggs Benny special and for that alone, I’ll be back.  If anyone cares to know, we had 20 minutes to spare on our parking so all our worries were unwarranted as the service was fast and friendly. 

Hello Toast on Urbanspoon

Photo on the Run: Baja Bowls at Taco Del Mar #kamloops - Thursday Special.

Photo on the Run: Baja Bowls at Taco Del Mar #kamloops - Thursday Special.

Photo on the Run: I joined the club, have you?

Photo on the Run: I joined the club, have you?

Photo on the Run: Tuscan Pizza and Cactus Cut Potatoes. A delicious combination from Boston Pizza that is sure to warm you up on a chilly winter night.

Photo on the Run: My first ever visit to the Kamloops Museum. Why did it take me so long to visit!

Bold Pizzeria

Kamloops, BC

They made their presence known on social media and had already collected over 1500 likes for their Facebook Page even before a single pizza was sold.  With much hype and and anticipation, Bold Pizzeria finally made a bold (pun intended) entrance to the Kamloops restaurant scene.  My family joined another family (from the iLive2eat Facebook Page) for an early dinner but we weren’t there for too long before the place filled up rapidly with like-minded Kamloopsians looking to bite into a slice of fire inspired pizza.   Unbeknownst to me, it also was a gathering of some more members of my Facebook Page who mysteriously and very surprisingly knew my identity.     

We were happy to be there before the crowd gathered as it gave us an opportunity to size up the menu and decide what was going to be our dinner of choice.  The large menu board was a challenge to read in a timely manner as it is placed directly behind the food prep counter.  It would have been better visible if it had been placed a little bit higher as we found ourselves ducking around the staff to see the menu. In addition to the board, we would have liked to have access to hand-held menus to better facilitate our ordering process.  In no way did we feel rushed to order but it would have been a much more efficient and timely ordering process.

So let’s get on with the pizza.  The concept behind this home grown pizzeria is to be a fast serve restaurant but yet serve a tasty Neapolitan-style pizza made with fresh and unique combinations of ingredients.    Very different from the other pizza joints but not pretentious and intimidating by any means.  We loved the variety of choices that was on the menu and also appreciated seeing pasta as an option.   Service was fast once we had made up our minds and our pizza was ready to eat.

Everyone at our table raved about the hand tossed crust including the gluten free crust (even though it needed to be taken back for more sun tanning in the pizza oven).  It was soft, fragrant and perfectly cooked.  The pizzas were full of flavour and the toppings were for the most part plentiful but I wish our BBQ Chicken Pizza contained more chicken.  They only serve one size pizza measuring approximately 12” in diameter.  We all thought the price point was reasonable for that size.  Perhaps, another option for a more personal size pizza would cater to kids wanting something different from their parents.  

Don’t wait long before you have to use the restrooms as they are quite the trek to get to but don’t let that deter you from enjoying this new concept which the owner has aspirations to one day serve as a model for future franchising opportunity.  Overall, we really enjoyed the experience and our kids appreciated the kids corner.  This kind of restaurant is what I would wish to have in Kamloops and I thank the owners for making this bold move to introduce Kamloops to such a fine and yummy pizza.  

Bold Pizzeria on Urbanspoon

Photo on the Run: Pulled Pork Nachos and Deep Fried Pickles at Montana’s Cookhouse. Big in portion size and the toppings were plenty. Pulled pork was tad bit too sweet for our taste but it wasn’t overwhelming. Plenty enough as main meal for two people to share.

Photo on the Run: Pulled Pork Nachos and Deep Fried Pickles at Montana’s Cookhouse. Big in portion size and the toppings were plenty. Pulled pork was tad bit too sweet for our taste but it wasn’t overwhelming. Plenty enough as main meal for two people to share.